The Texas Longhorns need all of the experienced bodies they can get at tight end entering the 2017 season and with fall camp just around the corner, one body is yet to arrive on the Forty Acres — Syracuse graduate transfer Kendall Moore.
Tom Herman confirmed today Syracuse grad transfer TE Kendall Moore not yet on campus. Presence huge in light of news of Leitao suspension.— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) July 18, 2017
A 6’5, 245-pound talent, Moore committed to Texas in early April after 14 career receptions for 150 yards with the Orange.
While he’s just one of three 2017 signees yet to make it to campus, along with four-star wide receiver Damion Miller and JUCO defensive tackle Jamari Chisholm, Horns247 reported that their sources expect Moore to join the Longhorns in time for fall camp on July 30. The same expectation reportedly applies to Miller and Chisholm.
Considering the Longhorns current depth at tight end, or lack thereof, simply getting Moore on campus in time for camp is a significant step in the right direction.
In addition to Moore, the ‘Horns currently have four tight ends on scholarship. Senior Andrew Beck’s 12 career receptions mark the only college experience among the bunch, while Tom Herman previously said junior Garrett Gray was at least a year away from being physically ready for the position after his switch from wide receiver. Freshmen Reese Leitao and Cade Brewer are on campus, but as reported yesterday, Leitao will serve a two-game suspension to start the 2017 due to previous offseason legal issues.
Assuming he does arrive on campus at the expected date, Moore is far from the savior at tight end for Texas, but he’d serve as the most experienced option among a unit that’s still a question mark.